Surgical Pathology Specimen Guide

Thank you for trusting Pathology Consultants for surgical pathology services. Members of the Surgical Pathology staff are board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; they also hold subspecialty certifications in the areas of cytopathology, molecular genetics, dermatopathology, hematopathology and immunopathology.

The pathology team offers a wide variety of diagnostic testing and professional consultation. Team members are routinely available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A pathologist is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A number of specialty procedures are available, including muscle biopsy, renal biopsy and skin immunopathology.

Specimen Preparation Guide .pdf

LABELS AND REQUISITIONS

REPORTING TIME

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

Routine Tissue Exams – Gross and Microscopic

Needle Localization Breast Biopsy

Frozen Section Diagnosis

Surgical Tissue for Culture

Special Stains on Referred Tissue

SPECIAL TISSUE EXAMS

Lymph node biopsy for possible lymphoma

Muscle, nerve and renal biopsies

Skin Immunofluorescence

Bone Marrow

Sentinel Node Biopsy

QUESTIONS

CYTOLOGY, NON-GYNECOLOGICAL SPECIMENS

SPUTUM CYTOLOGY

POOLED SPUTUM CYTOLOGY

BRONCHIAL SECRETIONS

FIBEROPTIC BRUSH SPECIMENS

BODY FLUID SPECIMENS

URINE COLLECTION

BLADDER WASHINGS

BREAST SECRETIONS

CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

ORAL LESIONS

FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION (FNA)

BARR BODY EXAMINATION FOR GENETIC SEX DETERMINATION

MISCELLANEOUS CYTOLOGIC EXAMINATIONS

HERPETIC LESIONS FROM THE VULVA AND PENIS

CYTOLOGICAL SAMPLING TECHNIQUE

TRANSFER OF ASPIRATED MATERIALS TO THE GLASS SLIDE